Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week 19-25th July 2021
Warwickshire’s Community Safety partners to mark UK’s first ASB Awareness Week
Warwickshire’s Community Safety partners have joined a national campaign that is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and make communities safer.
Safer Warwickshire Partnership is a collection of partner agencies across Warwickshire who work collaboratively to address crime and safety priorities, including work around issues of anti-social behaviour. They are coming together to mark the launch of the UK’s first official ASB Awareness Week.
Running from July 19th to 25th, ASB Awareness Week – Making Communities Safer aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the options available to those facing it.
The week of action is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand and work together to make communities safer. During the week, various partner agencies including Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Fire & Rescue, Youth Justice Service and local District and Borough Councils will be in our communities engaging with residents and businesses.
Coinciding with the further easing of lockdown restrictions, the week offers a reminder to residents and businesses that their behaviour may have an impact on others and to consider this when enjoying the new freedoms on offer.
Activity taking place throughout the week includes:
- Warwickshire Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams will deploy patrols to ASB hotspot areas across the county.
- A number of engagement events have been organised and planned throughout the week to take queries from residents and businesses in relation to crime and anti-social behaviour and provide information on ways of reporting to relevant partners.
- One to one interventions at a boxing club with youths who have been referred and given Youth Justice Service support.
- Addressing the issues of boy racers and car cruises by deploying evening high visibility Police patrols.
- Licensing checks at various pubs and clubs.
- Proactive approach to addressing issues of drugs and alcohol misuse, including enforcement action as appropriate.
- Partnership working between Warwickshire Police and Youth Justice Service conducting engagement events.
- Engagement with schools to deliver talks to pupils about the impact and consequences of anti-social behaviour in local communities.
- Joint activities across town centres addressing issues of ASB including street drinking and begging.
- Warwickshire Fire & Rescue launch of their Bike Team and Small Fires Unit.
- Off road bike operations with Police drones targeting hotspot ASB areas.
Organised by community safety specialists Resolve, ASB Awareness Week is being backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC).
For more information visit www.resolveuk.org.uk/asbawarenessweek
For more information on crime prevention please visit www.safeinwarwickshire.com.
If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour or are a victim of a crime you are encouraged to report this to Warwickshire Police via 101 or online here.
Anti-social behaviour can also be reported to your local District or Borough Council. Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/antisocial for details.
In an emergency please dial 999.
Or report anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.